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Alert: Chipotle Customers Urged to Monitor Accounts

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Diners who visited a Chipotle restaurant from March 24, 2017, through April 18, 2017, and used a debit or credit card, are urged to closely monitor their accounts for unauthorized transactions or activity. The restaurant chain announced that they detected a data security incident and is currently investigating the matter. Although not many details about the investigation are available at this time, you would be well served to check your account for any suspicious activity.

Here are a few steps to help you monitor your account:

  1. Review your bank account to identify any odd or unfamiliar charges.
  2. Check your credit report for inquiries, lines of credit you did not authorize, or anything that looks inaccurate.
  3. Consider setting up alerts so you are notified about transactions that are occurring with your account. If a charge is made, you will receive a message alerting you. Many banks and financial institutions offer this service at no cost and allow you to get notifications on your mobile device.
  4. Contact your bank or financial institution immediately if you discover anything amiss.
  5. You may want to request a replacement card from your bank.
  6. Explore credit or identity monitoring services.

For more information on securing your information, credit related issues, and other tips, visit Business Consumer Alliance’s Resource Guides and Blogs.

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